Well, we made it to the final episode of Saturday Night Live’s season 37. To bring it all home we got ourselves Mick Jagger as both the host and musical guest. To help the Rolling Stones frontman out they brought in Arcade Fire, Foo Fighters, and Jeff Beck for some backing rock. It’s also the night we’d find out if the rumors of departing cast members would be true.
It’s guaranteed to be a night full of cameos and great sketches. Let’s see how Jagger made out as captain of the ship.
COLD OPEN THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW
As soon as the intro to this sketch ran we thought, “Here we go! Kristen Wiig’s greatest hits.” We’re pretty sure we haven’t seen this sketch since Melissa McCarthy hosted and she definitely went for the physical jokes. Jon Hamm does a convincing Johhny Prosciutto and we’re off.
Thanks for clearing up some FAQ’s for us Mick. We see why you may have regretted that lifetime Ruby Tuesdays offer.
And Kristen Wiig’s greatest hits continues with Mindy Grayson’s final bow, the funny thing is, this time around I actually found this sketch funny. I think it was because Jagger’s ability to just kinda go for the silly.
This sketch could have also been called “let’s mock Mick Jagger for a bit.” Jagger has always been good at making fun of himself when he drops by SNL and this was the chance for the cast to get some impressions in there.
DIGITAL SHORT: LAZY SUNDAY 2
Wow, if this doesn’t indicate Andy Samberg would be departing the show, I’m not sure what does. “Lazy Sunday” launched his career on SNL and performing a sequel all these years later. and if you want to get even more conspiracy theory the final line will help. “On these New York streets I honed my fake rap penmanship, that’s how it began, and that’s how I’ma finish it.”
POLITICS NATION WALL STREET
I think we have our first dud sketch of the night.
MICK JAGGER AND ARCADE FIRE “THE LAST TIME”
Oh an look the bass player from The Strokes as well. Let’s do this.
Yes! Stefon returns and this time around Bill Hader is trying so hard to not crack and lose it. He almost makes it too! That is until he gets to the human R2D2.
Here’s a web exclusive/cut sketch from the live show.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE AT AN OUTDOOR FESTIVAL
I’m pretty bummed that this sketch didn’t make it to the web because the visual of Bobby Moynihan drunkenly dancing to Dave Matthews Band’s “Ants Marching” is pretty hilarious. Jagger dressed up and also delivered a hilarious Steven Tyler impression.
MICK JAGGER AND THE FOO FIGHTERS “19th NERVOUS BREAKDOWN / IT’S ONLY ROCK AND ROLL” MEDLEY
The music for the episode was great. Probably because of the variety of bands performing and Jagger hanging out with them all.
We can’t believe they brought this clip back. Let’s see if Steve Martin can help it… Nope, no he can’t.
MICK JAGGER & JEFF BECK “TEA PARTY”
I’m not 100% sure if this was Jagger’s attempt to take a political stance or an attempt for a joke. Either way, it’s better to just let Mick perform. Also, did Mick say “shit” on live television at nearly 1:30am in the morning on a Saturday night? Someone looney will probably complain about this.
SHE’S A RAINBOW
What a great send off for Kristen Wiig. Giving her a dance with all the cast members as Arcade Fire serenades her with “She’s A Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday.” Many of your friends stopped by to see you off to Kristen. Obviously things got emotional a few times, especially with Bill Hader, Jason Sudekis, and papa bear Lorne Michaels. Thanks for the 7 years Kristen, but did did Mick accidentally call you “Tristen” before he gave you that twirl?
Well, another season is in the books and what a proper send off for one of the show’s most beloved cast members. Mick Jagger grabbed a tremendous amount of screen time, owning the night right up until Wiig took it with her final curtain call. The episode was focused and on point, showing off some of Wiig’s greatest hits with a seasoned entertainer as host allowing a proper bow to be put on season 37. SNL, we’ll miss you until the fall.
Want to see Mick Jagger take a stab at stand-up? Here’s a commercial that didn’t make it to air.